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136 West Main Street, Welland ON, L3C 5A2 Canada
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St. Catharines, ON L2T 1Z7, Canada
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Status of the Niagara region What Welland needs Promoting the downtown area of Welland
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We need more tourism in Ontario and Newfoundland-Labrador
We can help - About international trading company A message to the tourist industry A critical review of the pererformance of tourism in Ontario
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Parts of our German Portfolio
Reiseführer für die Provinz Neufundland-Labrador
Reiseführer für einen Teil von Ontario
Besucher aus Kanada erleben Thüringen
Suchbare Datenbank für Kanada
Eine Frühstückspension mit deutschen Gastgebern, Riesen Grundstück!
Susan's Villa, Pension, Frühstückspension, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Kanada, Unterkunft, deutsch
Royal Botanical Gardens, botanische Gartenanlage in Burlington - Hamilton
Powwow, Pow Wow, Fort Erie, Ontario, Indianer
drum night, ein Abend mit den Ureinwohnern bei den Trommeln
Eisfischen in Ontario, Kanada
Queenston Heights, Park am Niagara River, Teil der kanadischen Geschichte
Militärmuseum in Brantford, Ontario
Ontario Ereignisse
Christliches Erholungsheim, Camp, Kahquah
Meisters Sweets, Meister's Sweets, deutsche Konditorei,  in Crystal Beach, Fort Erie,Ontario
Besuchen Sie den Rock Point Provincial Park am Eriesee
Weinprobe in der Niagara Region, erst versuchen, dann kaufen
Erholungsgebiet Byng Island am Grand River bei Dunnville, Ontario, Schwimmbecken, Camping, Bootfahren, Wandern, Natur
Selkirk Provincial Park am Eriesee
Die Belagerung von Fort Erie - ein historisches Ereignis wird nachgespielt
Fort George bei Niagara on the Lake
Canal Days in Port Colborne, ein  Ereignis wo der Welland Kanal in den Eriesee mündet
Ball's Falls, Naturschutzgebiet, wandern, Erntedankfest
Point Pelee, ein wirklich sehenswerter Park
Tour, Lake Erie, Eriesee, Reiseführer, Provincial Parks, baden, fischen, Natur
Safari Park, African Lion Safari Park, bei Hamilton
Pinery Provincial Park an Lake Huron
Fanshawe pioneer village in London, Ontario - es zeigt wie die Pioniere in Ontario gelebt haben
Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene
Sainte Marie among the Hurons - ein recht interessantes Museum
Huronendorf in Midland, Ontario
Unsere Erfahrungen mit Ferien in einer Cottage
Americana Hotel, Resort, Wasserpark, Spa, Niagara Falls, Kanada
Wo kommt der Ahornsirup her?
Schottische Festspiele. Leider nicht mehr in Fort Erie.
Schmetterlimgshaus in Niagara Falls
Edinburgh 1745, Ereignis, event, Fort Erie, Jakobiten
Niagara Parkway, szenische Tour entlang dem Niagara River
Einkaufen in Ontario
Unsere Reise nach Neufundland und zurück
Wir haben von Neufundland oder Labrador immer etwas mit nach hause gebracht
Norstead eine nachgebaute Siedlung der Wikinger, recht interessant
Besuch bei den Eisbergen
Wissenswertes über Eisberge
Besuch bei den Walen, Eisbergen, Seevögeln
Cape St. Mary, Neufundland, Vogelschutzgebiet
Around the circle dinner theatre, Twillingate, Neufundland
Tour entlang dem Torrent River in Hawkes Bay Neufundland
Neufundland, Gros Morne, Nationalpark, Western Brook Pond, Bootstour
room Point, Neufundland, Hummer, fischen, Gros Morne Nationalpark
Studio Gargamelle, Walmuseum, Volkskunst, Port au Choix

A critical review of the performance of tourism in Ontario

I prepared as a volunteer as a thank you to my new home country alternative Internet ravel guides. I never asked for any money, but I was asking questions and for certain none financial help.
I received this from the government In Newfoundland and Labrador but not from that of Ontario. Only from a few cities and small organizations.
Now I am almost 80 years old and before I vanish I will try a last attempt as shake up call to help - not only by criticizing but also to show what can be done.
I am a retired German engineer and not a marketing expert. But I have common sense and as an engineer I was challenged to create something new and a manager to keep schedules and avoid cost overruns. That was nor always achievable but I tried my best.

What I do not like and why - especially for the overseas market

What I do not like
Reasons why!
Too many duplications of promoting tourism.
Waste of money and sometimes very poorly designed.

Not acceptable statements, such as "prettiest town of Canada" or "green capital of Canada"

This only shows that the writers do not know our country. Not everybody has the same the same taste. A presentation should create trust by showing proof.

Internet should be used much better. The present concept needs to be replaced.

Easy readable cards of the tourist regions with the most important places are required. The expectations of the visitors of the respective countries must be known and addressed.

Cultural and social differences are not mentioned at all. Also not essentials such as the different traffic regulations.

This should be done to prevent frustrations and even accidents. Are you not afraid of product liability claims?

There is no need to compete against the yellow pages in order to attract visitors. Almost everybody who comes from overseas needs accommodations and restaurants.

Those places should place proper and paid advertisement in web sites which are mainly funded by tax payers. Nobody comes from far away because we offer accommodations and restaurants. We should concentrate on showing our country in a way which makes people willing to come.

Data bases to search for certain things are great. But after entering three times key words and nothing can found I leave the site.

Naturally entries should be paid and when certain things are not available they cannot be entered. To reduce this problem I modified our shopping cart and used a better concept, which makes clear which categories are not available yet in our data base.

Finding excuses instead of solutions to overcome problems.

Managers are not paid for finding excuses. They are paid for solving problems.

Worldwide politicians are considered to be qualified for almost every job without having a suitable education and a proper track record.

Find qualified people which have a proof for their qualification. There is big difference between talking and doing. A time ago I told one politician what I recommended. His answer was "We know all that". Naturally I responded "why are you not doing it than"? I am still waiting for his answer.

Statistics show that the tourism inbound is declining

Our health system should cover all Canadians for a limited time within Canada. That should be a task for our politicians.

Slide shows and videos are a good approach to attract visitors from all over the world if properly made such as those from Newfoundland-Labrador. Most of the official ones for Ontario are far away from this quality. Many travelers are older and have other priorities!

Most of those official videos and slides hows have obviously be created by youngsters without any background knowledge about foreign visitors. Many people do not share the same priorities as young North Americans. The culture is different!

The statistics are of now value for me. Age groups, how long people stay, reason why they came to Ontario are only a few things which need to be known. Certainly you cannot track how much money they spent but maybe you should ask when they leave - offer something in return for mandatory information.

It is impossible to define target groups if you do not know them.


As you can see I am also able to be arrogant. I wasted so much time trying to work together with absolutely unqualified organizations paid by us tax payers.
They made presentations which were obviously written by high paid ghost writers.
Tourism is not a science compared with high technology. I had read reports in which was stated that tourism from Germany went down because of economical problems over there. A few paragraphs later it was stated that tourism from German to another country (I believe it was New Zealand) went up.
I still love Canada and Ontario. I became a few years ago a Canadian citizen and proceeded as thank you with my work.
My conclusions is that you need better and innovative people in key positions. Prepare job description and use those to measure their performance.
A big mouth does not replace analytical thinking and common sense.

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Web design company in Welland, Ontario Canada

Niagara Region, Ontario, Impressionen, impressions

Susan's accommodations, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Neufundland-Labrador Impressionen, Newfoundland-Labrador impressions

Port Colborne Impressionen, Impressions of Port Colborne

A few impressions of the annual Mariners Celebration in Port Colborne, Ontario

Welland Ontario Impressions Impressionen Slideshow

Café Amalia, Welland, Ontario - a great meeting place

Fort Erie Impressionen, impressions

Die Belagerung von Fort Erie. The siege of Fort Erie.

Meister's Sweets a German pastry and coffee shop in Crystal Beach (Fort Erie), Ontario

Parks in Ontario, für Naturliebhaber, for nature lovers, Tourismus, Tourism

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Festival of Lights

Dunnville, Ontario, nicely located on the Grand River

Lake Erie, Impressionen, impressions

Thuringia Health Spas - tourism, Badelandschaften in Thüringen

Ringberg Hotel in Suhl

Port Dover, Ontario, Canada, impressionen of various visits, tourism

Portfolio of a few English Web Sites
searchable database for Ontario
Visit the province of Ontario in Canada
Visit and explore Newfoundland-Labrador
Visit Thuringia in Germany
Christian Camp Kahquah of the BIC church
See the Christmas  drive through at the BIC church in Welland, Ontario
Happy Rolph's bird sanctuary and petting farm
Balls Falls, still a hidden treasure in the Niagara Region
Point Pelee, National Park
Rock Point Provincial Park on the shores of Lake Erie
Byng Island, conservation area, Dunnville, Grand River, outdoor pool, camping, fishing, boating
Selkirk Provincial Park on Lake Erie
Visit the Heritage Festival in Marshville, Wainfleet, Ontario
Canal days in Port Colborne, Don't miss this event!
dragon boat regatta, event
little adventurse at the Niagara River, Whirlpool aero car, hiking in the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve
follow us on a tour along the scenic Niagara Parkway
A sightseeing tour along the Grand River
a tour along the northern shore of Lake Erie
Lily's cuisine, Chinese and Canadian food, Welland, Ontario
Café Amalia, Welland, Italian coffee shop, gelato, sndwiches and much more
annual Rose Parade in Welland, Ontario
Meister's Sweets, German pastry and coffee shop in Crystal Beach
our sugar bush adventure
Susan's Villa, b & b, Niagara falls, Ontario, Canada, close to Falls, suites
Military Museum in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Tourism
Fort George, Niagara on the Lake
The siege of Fort Erie, don't miss this spectacular event
Old Fort Erie, tourism, travel guide
butterfly conservatory in Niagara Falls Canada
Powwow, Pow Wow, Fort Erie, Ontario, native people, event
Springerle cookie molds, our Swiss made molds are on sale to make room for our new collection
Ken Hamilton, the Springerle baker
ice fishing in Ontario
Huronia Museum and Huron Ouendat Village
Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Shopping tips
wine tasting at Pittilleri in Niagara-on-the-Lake
events, celebration in Ontario
Memorial Place Point Alpha, a hot spot during the Cold War
don't miss to participate in a guided tour through this cave in Thuringia
a beautiful spa in Masserberg, Thuringia
Keltenbad, Celtic bath, spa, Bad Salzungen
treetop path in the national park Hainich
Thüringentherme, Mühlhausen, Thuringia, spa, indoor, outdoor pools, sauna and more
A great spa,  Avenida Therne in Thuringia
spa in Suhl
Heinrichser Maifest a medieval event in Suhl
Father's day celebration in Thuringia
Medieval feast in Eisenach
vehicle museum in Suhl, Thuringia